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An F-22 Raptor takes off for an exercise sortie June 10, 2014, in support of Cope Taufan 14 at Royal Malaysian air force P.U. Butterworth, Malaysia. Cope Taufan is a biennial large force employment exercise taking place June 9 to 20. This marks the F-22's first deployment to Southeast Asia. The F-22 is from the 154th Wing, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson)

An F-22 Raptor takes off for an exercise sortie June 10, 2014, in support of Cope Taufan 14 at Royal Malaysian air force P.U. Butterworth, Malaysia. Cope Taufan is a biennial large force employment exercise taking place June 9 to 20. This marks the F-22's first deployment to Southeast Asia. The F-22 is from the 154th Wing, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson)

An Airman waits as an Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter assigned to the South Carolina Army National Guard lands June 5, 2014, at the Georgetown County Airport in South Carolina as part of a simulated post-landfall hurricane response. The service members trained alongside civilian emergency management personnel and first responders as well as federal and state emergency agencies to prepare for providing unified assistance to citizens as part of potential hurricane threats within the state. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Jorge Intriago)

An Airman waits as an Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter assigned to the South Carolina Army National Guard lands June 5, 2014, at the Georgetown County Airport in South Carolina as part of a simulated post-landfall hurricane response. The service members trained alongside civilian emergency management personnel and first responders as well as federal and state emergency agencies to prepare for providing unified assistance to citizens as part of potential hurricane threats within the state. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Jorge Intriago)

A B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., performed air refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker from Royal Air Force Mildenhall June 11, 2014, over Cornwall, England. Whiteman AFB is participating in familiarization training operations while deployed to RAF Fairford. (U.S. Air Force Senior Airman/Christine Griffiths)

A B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., performed air refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker from Royal Air Force Mildenhall June 11, 2014, over Cornwall, England. Whiteman AFB is participating in familiarization training operations while deployed to RAF Fairford. (U.S. Air Force Senior Airman/Christine Griffiths)

Pararescuemen assigned to the 306th Rescue Squadron quickly take a patient on a stokes litter to an awaiting HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter assigned to the 305th RQS during a mass casualty training evolution June 6, 2014, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The mass casualty drill took place during the 943rd Rescue Group’s June unit training assembly weekend. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Luke Johnson)

Pararescuemen assigned to the 306th Rescue Squadron quickly take a patient on a stokes litter to an awaiting HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter assigned to the 305th RQS during a mass casualty training evolution June 6, 2014, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The mass casualty drill took place during the 943rd Rescue Group’s June unit training assembly weekend. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Luke Johnson)

Paratroopers jump onto the Iron Mike drop zone, June 8, 2014, outside St. Mere Eglise, France. More than 600 U.S., German, Dutch and French service members jumped to honor the paratroopers that jumped into Normandy on D-Day. The event was one of several commemorations of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day operations conducted by Allied forces during World War II June 5-6, 1944. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sara Keller)

Paratroopers jump onto the Iron Mike drop zone, June 8, 2014, outside St. Mere Eglise, France. More than 600 U.S., German, Dutch and French service members jumped to honor the paratroopers that jumped into Normandy on D-Day. The event was one of several commemorations of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day operations conducted by Allied forces during World War II June 5-6, 1944. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sara Keller)

A fireman from the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron participates in a controlled burn exercise May 21, 2014, at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The fire training facility provides realistic training for the fire fighters with controlled flames emanating from specific areas of the building, and can be used in any type of weather to increase readiness of base and local community firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman Brittany Y. Bateman)

A fireman from the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron participates in a controlled burn exercise May 21, 2014, at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The fire training facility provides realistic training for the fire fighters with controlled flames emanating from specific areas of the building, and can be used in any type of weather to increase readiness of base and local community firefighters. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman Brittany Y. Bateman)

Airmen inspect a C-5 Galaxy aircraft after it delivered 18 supply pallets to the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron May 26, 2014, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. The C-5 is assigned to the 337th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)

Airmen inspect a C-5 Galaxy aircraft after it delivered 18 supply pallets to the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron May 26, 2014, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. The C-5 is assigned to the 337th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)

A paratrooper descends onto the Iron Mike drop zone June 8, 2014, outside St. Mere Eglise, France, during the 70th anniversary celebration of D-Day. More than 700 static-line paratroopers jumped into the drop zone from 14 different aircraft from nations around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dillon Johnston)

A paratrooper descends onto the Iron Mike drop zone June 8, 2014, outside St. Mere Eglise, France, during the 70th anniversary celebration of D-Day. More than 700 static-line paratroopers jumped into the drop zone from 14 different aircraft from nations around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dillon Johnston)

A C-130 Hercules aircraft maneuvers to avoid simulated surface-to-air threats during exercise Maple Flag 47, June 2, 2014, near Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Alberta. Maple Flag is an international exercise designed to enhance the interoperability of C-130 aircraft crews, maintainers and support specialists in a simulated combat environment. The C-130 is assigned to the 94th Airlift Wing at Dobbins Air Reserve Station, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John R. Nimmo Sr.)

A C-130 Hercules aircraft maneuvers to avoid simulated surface-to-air threats during exercise Maple Flag 47, June 2, 2014, near Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Alberta. Maple Flag is an international exercise designed to enhance the interoperability of C-130 aircraft crews, maintainers and support specialists in a simulated combat environment. The C-130 is assigned to the 94th Airlift Wing at Dobbins Air Reserve Station, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John R. Nimmo Sr.)

U.S. and Portuguese airmen compete in the Defender Challenge May 30, 2014, at Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal.  The Portuguese air force held the challenge in celebration of the 59th anniversary of the Air Police Squadron. The challenge tested the airmen’s strength, endurance and ability to work together to accomplish tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Guido Melo)
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U.S. and Portuguese airmen compete in the Defender Challenge May 30, 2014, at Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal. The Portuguese air force held the challenge in celebration of the 59th anniversary of the Air Police Squadron. The challenge tested the airmen’s strength, endurance and ability to work together to accomplish tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Guido Melo)

A C-130J Super Hercules aircraft flies over a formation of Airmen as they participate in a ceremony to remember veterans of World War II on the 70th anniversary of D-Day June 6, 2014, in Picauville, France. The event was one of several commemorations of D-Day operations conducted by Allied forces. The morning of June 6, 1944, Allied forces conducted a massive airborne assault and amphibious landing in the Normandy region of France. The invasion marked the beginning of the final phase of World War II in Europe, which ended with the surrender of Germany the following May. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sara Keller)
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A C-130J Super Hercules aircraft flies over a formation of Airmen as they participate in a ceremony to remember veterans of World War II on the 70th anniversary of D-Day June 6, 2014, in Picauville, France. The event was one of several commemorations of D-Day operations conducted by Allied forces. The morning of June 6, 1944, Allied forces conducted a massive airborne assault and amphibious landing in the Normandy region of France. The invasion marked the beginning of the final phase of World War II in Europe, which ended with the surrender of Germany the following May. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sara Keller)

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